Mrs. William Wood manages a one hundred and twenty acre farm in Coloma, Michigan, with little male assistance.
Near Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona. Migrant cotton picker and her baby, November 1940.
Photographed by Dorothea Lange for the Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Division of Economic Information.
Girl with cow
Photo by Theo Frey in Der Mensch mit den Tieren, 1965
Women using hoes to do fieldwork, 1943
From 1940 to 1945 Switzerland had a policy to raise the country’s level of self-sufficiency to avoid food shortage in case of an embargo by the Axis powers. In that time swiss authorities also promoted a kind of “spiritual defence” to strengthen values and customs perceived to be “Swiss”. Pictures like this one fit nicely into both.
photo from Staatsarchiv Lucerne